Joanne Hayes at the Kerry babies tribunal in 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Contacts are continuing between the Department of Justice and Joanne Hayes, the woman at the centre of the Kerry Babies Tribunal in 1985, over compens(...)

Kerry babies case: Baby John’s grave, at Holy Cross cemetery in Cahersiveen. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The decision to open a cold case review into the death of the Cahersiveen baby over 30 years ago is one of three such reviews started over the past 14(...)

Joanne Hayes in 1985. Ms Hayes was charged with murder on May 1st, 1984, but the charge was dropped. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gardaí investigating the killing of Baby John, found washed up on a beach in Kerry more than 30 years ago, believe the fact the infant lived for three(...)

Joanne Hayes picutred at the Kerry babies tribunal tribunal in 1985. Photograph: Peter Thursfield.

Acting Garda Commissioner Donal O’Cualáin has apologised to Kerry woman Joanne Hayes for her treatment by gardaí over 30 years ago when she was arrest(...)

Joanne Hayes: charges against her were dropped.

Gardaí have apologised to Joanne Hayes for the stress caused by their original flawed investigation into the death of ‘Baby John’ in Kerry in 1984. I(...)

Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

Nicola White: “The book isn’t a version of Joanne Hayes’ story. It’s inspired by that time and by other tragedies such as the Ann Lovett case in Granard. It was an era that remained unresolved for me, it haunted me”

The debut thriller In the Rosary Garden finished its UK and Irish tour with a Temple Bar launch last night, just minutes away from the location(...)